No doubt Olamide is one of the biggest artistes in the Nigerian music industry today. From a humble begining at I.D Cabasa’s Coded tune studios, Olamide has grown from an ordinary street rapper into a household name. With monster collaborations, countless hit songs and an album to show for each year he has been in the music industry, we believe Olamide has earned some bragging rights.
His YBNL label has seen the emergence of superstars Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold, Young John (the wicked producer) and DJ Enimoney who are doing good for themselves in their own way. Olamide has also over the years contributed to the present day street culture.
As Badoo Sneh turns 28 today, March 15th, Linda Ikeji Music brings you the “Top 7 Olamide songs of all time”.
The list looks through some of Olamide’s songs from his early days in 2011 up until the present times. lt was hard to put together. Infact we had a long list but had to cut it down to our favourite 7. In no particular order, here are Olamide’s Top 7 songs of all time.
This was the song that brought him into the limelight. The song stood out for the raw street vibe and the unique concept of the video at that time. It was produced by I.D Cabassa with the video directed by DJ Tee.
6. First of all
On this one, he jumped on the popular Azonto trend at the time to do a freestyle that became an instant party moster.
5. Voice of the street
Olamide is self aware on this one and proclaims his street origins. The fans will recall the late Dagrin (who is attributed to have paved the way for Olamide) while listening to this one.
4. Turn up
This Pheelz produced single is a party starter any time any day.
3. Shakiti bobo
The Young John produced single comes at a time where Olamide has emerged a household name in the industry and sees him doing a classy video in an exotic location.
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2. Who you epp
This one was a viral hit with numerous remixes and a slang to go with it.
1. Pepper dem gang ft. Davolee
I must confess I never liked this song on first listen but then after so much plays, it gently grew on me. This is off his last album ‘The Glory’.
Notable mentions: Ghost Mode for the great friendship it ignited with Phyno, Lagos boys for the numerous slangs it brought about and Oya dab. What’s your favourite Olamide song of all time that you feel should have made the list?
Written by: Olumuyiwa George